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Real-Life Health Care Struggles Versus Right-Wing Gutting of Safety Nets at Stake in Today's Senate Vote

Will Republican senators be bullied by Trump and McConnell, or defend millions of constituents from drastic health care cuts? The Senate is poised on the edge of a cliff where a vote late Tuesday will reveal if Republicans senators are...Show More Summary

Former CIA Director Encourages Federal Officials to Refuse to Follow Any Trump Order to Fire Mueller

"I really hope that members of Congress and elected representatives are going to stand up and say, 'Enough is enough.'" Former CIA Director John Brennan, in a vocal and unapologetic rebuke to Trump, said White House officials should refuse orders to fire special counsel Robert Mueller if ordered to do so by President Donald Trump. Show More Summary

ATM Robbers Wear Trump Masks in Bank Heist

On the outskirts of Turin, Italy, the two brothers reportedly stole more than $115,000 from ATMs. Two brothers, Vittorio and Ivan Laforè, 27 and 31, were arrested on Monday on suspicion of carrying out a stream of bank heists dressed as U.S. Show More Summary

Why Mitch McConnell May Be the Only Person in Washington Who Can Save the Trump-Kremlin Conspiracy Investigation

That man could hold the fate of the nation... As soon as Congress goes into recess, Donald Trump will have the opportunity to remove special prosecutor Robert Mueller—unless Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stops him. What will McConnell...Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Debunks the Warning In President Trump's Self-Pardon Tweet

"The only crime 'so far'? He's hedging a little bit." The expanding probe of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, now looking into President Trump's business interests, has the White House on high alert; particularly with the controversial Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. Show More Summary

Boy Scouts of America Skewered for 'Total Cop-Out' on Trump's Jamboree Speech

There were multiple comparisons to Hitler Youth. President Donald Trump’s angry, partisan speech to the Boy Scout Jamboree on Monday evening is still stirring controversy, and has forced the Boy Scouts of America to issue a statement defending the organization’s decision to invite the president. Show More Summary

A Dying Baby and His Parents Are Being Exploited by the GOP to Advance Their Project to Destroy the American Health Care System

The sad story of Charlie Gard shows there's no limit to right-wing political vampirism. The sad story of Charlie Gard, a dying British baby who became a cause célèbre on the American right, seems to be coming to a close. Charlie’s parents, Chris...Show More Summary

'Sessions Has a VERY Weak Position on Clinton Crimes': Trump Issues New Loyalty Test to Attorney General

Trump sharpened his attack against Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday in a series of tweets. President Donald Trump has made clear to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he must launch an investigation of Hillary Clinton to keep his job. Show More Summary

13 Bright Spots and Optimistic Thinkers Challenge the Dark Future of Trump

Positive views and a good sense of progressive history will help us fight the Trump disasters. We all recognize the darkness that has descended upon us as the Trump administration reveals its reactionary intentions, levels of corruption and destructive and chaotic approach to governing. Show More Summary

The World's Largest Humanitarian Crisis Is Basically Being Blacked Out by Western Media

Click here for reuse options! The United States is fueling a conflict that has resulted in war crimes and famine. A day ago, a Saudi jet fired on a convoy of cars in Mawzaa district, Yemen. The strike is reported to have killed at least twenty civilians, many from the same family. Show More Summary

What Trump Owes America's Christian Fascists

If the alliance between these zealots and our current administration succeeds, it will snuff out the last vestiges of American democracy. Donald Trump’s ideological vacuum, the more he is isolated and attacked, is being filled by the Christian right. Show More Summary

9 Plagues That Could Destroy Everything We Love About Life on Earth

Click here for reuse options! It could be game over for humanity, much sooner than we think. Our climate is changing rapidly, whether you like it or not. Unfortunately, denial seems to be one approach many are taking to deal with this reality. Show More Summary

How the Food and Drug Companies Ensure That We Get Sick and They Make Money

Even the non-profit watchdogs are on Big Pharma's payroll. Another reason for single-payer health care: The documentary What the Health shows how the lives and health of human beings are considered insignificant, and in many ways threatened,...Show More Summary

It’s (Loan) Shark Week: Families are Biting Back!

From payday loan sharks to Wall Street bottom-feeders, financial predators of all shapes and sizes are It’s Shark Week, but the most dangerous predators this year aren’t on TV or at the beaches – they are in Washington D.C., where they are menacing families with the help of their chums in Congress. Show More Summary

Here Are 5 of Trump's Most Buffoonish GOP Defenders

These guys seem willing to swallow any scandal. Shortly after arriving at his Sterling, Virginia golf club on Sunday, President Trump lashed out at his own party via Twitter.  "It's very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried...Show More Summary

The Shameful History Behind the School Vouchers Movement

The movement to privatize public education was started by white politicians who resisted school integration. At the exact time I was giving a speech last week to 1,400 educators about ensuring that all children have access to a powerful,...Show More Summary

Checkpoint, U.S.A.: Crossing the Border Into Trump's America

A bizarre encounter with an angry, paranoid border agent gives us a taste of what we missed living abroad. “Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that ‘all men are created equal.’...Show More Summary

Israel's Ever-More Sadistic Reprisals Help Shore up a Sense of Victimhood

The government hurts families whose only crime is being related to someone Israel defines as a terrorist. When Israel passed a new counter-terrorism law last year, Ayman Odeh, a leader of the country’s large minority of Palestinian citizens, described its draconian measures as colonialism’s “last gasp”. Show More Summary

Inside the Thinking of One of the Early Pioneers Who Pinpointed the Oppression Facing Poor Women of Color

Pauli Murray bridged the intersections between race, gender and color. From JANE CROW: The Life of Pauli Murray by Rosalind Rosenberg. Copyright © 2017 by Oxford University Press and published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. Show More Summary

Can Cannabis Actually Kill Cancer Cells in the Brain?

Mounting evidence shows that marijuana represents "a new class of anticancer drugs." Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain revealed that he has been diagnosed with glioblastoma,  an aggressive tumor that forms in the tissue of the brain and spinal cord. Show More Summary

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